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    I wish this was true but it is not for my...

    I wish this was true but it is not for my situation. My manager lied and told us that he did not get a raise this year as well when we had talked to him about pay concerns in the past. No one here...
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    no fix yet but i'm considering my options. ...

    no fix yet but i'm considering my options. thinking about trying some plastic on the interior of the windows as a test to see if storm windows would help
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    what would you do?

    Hey folks,
    I am in a very odd and unpleasant situation at work and wanted to get some outside opinions.

    I work for a system that is funded partially by the state government. We work in fiscal...
  4. amickracing great idea but i'm in existing...

    amickracing
    great idea but i'm in existing construction so that isn't really easy to do. ideal though i like that install, but not really possible
  5. really? I was unware of that. How do i find out...

    really? I was unware of that. How do i find out that info is there a number in the phone book or a state website i can google?
    If it were you how would you find out if you didn't know them already.
  6. ideas for dryer venting with dryer as close to wall as possible

    hi everyone,
    I just got a new front load washer and dryer. I am stacking them and space is a factor so I need to get the dryer as close to the wall as possible. However with rigid dryer vent or...
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    Are you talking about the whole house...

    Are you talking about the whole house dehumidifier or are you talking about the furnace combustion air intake?

    I just can't do my windows right now, thats just not realistic for me. So my main...
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    interesting..thanks for your input tb I can run...

    interesting..thanks for your input tb
    I can run the bathroom fan more (only 1 bathroom) I have lately even been cracking the window for 2 minutes after showering to let some air in and then letting...
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    shophound I am located in Northern Indiana,...

    shophound
    I am located in Northern Indiana, about an hour from Chicago for easier reference. Cooler than normal today with temp at 26 outside, outside humdity at 63%, and dew point outside of 17...
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    thanks again for your reply. I truly do...

    thanks again for your reply. I truly do appreciate your knowledge.

    I just looked at the windows in the house and the all appear to have a piece of glass on the inside...then a white metalish...
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    shophound thanks for your reply. I'll see...

    shophound
    thanks for your reply.

    I'll see about getting a humidty gauge. The windows have done this every year since we moved in but a couple months ago we had insulation added to our exterior...
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    high humidity...window condensation

    Hi guys,
    I am back with a couple questions for a secondary opinion.

    My home has a 93% efficent furnace that is a few years old. i guess the installers were too lazy when they installed it...
  13. I appreciate your guys input. ON the valve. ...

    I appreciate your guys input.

    ON the valve. What is the agreed outcome? I have to be able to do something with it next week when i change the dryer out. Should this valve stay in place or...
  14. thanks for the thoughts on the stuck valve. I...

    thanks for the thoughts on the stuck valve. I will look into replacements.

    The flooring was vinyl floor that was in bad shape. we tore it up and this was the perfect time to fix the hole in the...
  15. 2 questions. old shut off valve stuck? and filling in hole.

    I have 2 questions as i am working on my laundry room getting ready for our new washer and dryer to arrive. I've tried several times to get the dryer gas shutoff valve to turn but can not. It looks...
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    thanks for your input. I browsed the store and...

    thanks for your input.

    I browsed the store and found some dutch boy Extreme adhesion and i read the label, it stated it would work on gavenized metal and aluminum and had specific steps for each. ...
  17. I take vitamin D with calcium 3 times a day due...

    I take vitamin D with calcium 3 times a day due to low bone denstity, and i'm only 26. The future should be fun for me :|
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    I believe so, i'm probably 90% positive it is

    I believe so, i'm probably 90% positive it is
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    painting rigid dryer duct

    Hi guys.
    Just wondering if there is a prefered method of painting a rigid dryer duct/vent. It currently runs up my wall and i would like to paint it the room color.

    Suggestions on doing this...
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    alright thanks for your thoughts fellas. I just...

    alright thanks for your thoughts fellas.
    I just thought I'd ask about it, since I thought it may have been severely hurting my already inefficent ductwork design

    My house is up for sale so the...
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    Furnace was put in a couple years ago... Yes I...

    Furnace was put in a couple years ago...

    Yes I have seen under the metal segment. I resiliconed around it a while back it was starting to peel off so I ripped it all off and reapplied silcone and...
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    Here is the picture, the tan area is the metal...

    Here is the picture, the tan area is the metal peice and directly under it is just the dead end portion of the ductwork.
    Should I have my hvac guy fill this void Or can I do something, seems like...
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    question about ductwork

    I have a question about my ductwork in my house.
    My furnace is a downflow furnace, and my house is on a slab, the duct work is within the slab, basically just hollowed out tunnels in the slab, I...
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    Since my duct will have to go vertically up my...

    Since my duct will have to go vertically up my wall I'm assuming a couple pipe straps along the way will keep it stable. Along with using some metal foil tape to seem where the peices connect...
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    The metal roof vent cap is already there for my...

    The metal roof vent cap is already there for my dryer, as is the proper hole in the ceiling. So I could just go purchase this rigid metal duct and peice it together to vent it? Do they come in...
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    folks, Thanks for all your responses. I do have...

    folks,
    Thanks for all your responses.
    I do have a CO detector in my house, always have.

    I've learned some more since last night. I looked up the serial number on the dryer, and based on what I...
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    I removed the back of the dryer, and cleaned the...

    I removed the back of the dryer, and cleaned the lint chute out. there was a good hand full of lint and other goodies in the bottom of the chute, which I would believe could not have been helping...
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    ok, well i can say that I do feel a little bit...

    ok, well i can say that I do feel a little bit better.

    As long as 85% of the blame seems like it points to something with the dryer and not the venting then I'll likely just try to switch my dryer...
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    this is a roper dryer. I have taken the back...

    this is a roper dryer.
    I have taken the back plate off before to check for lint and clean but I found very little lint ..you must be talking about in different location
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    :eek: eek...what? Can i do this? My dryer does...

    :eek: eek...what? Can i do this?
    My dryer does have a slight squeeking noise when it runs...related?
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    I understand that it is impossible to make a...

    I understand that it is impossible to make a diagnosis of the internet, so i'm thankful for your thoughts.

    I know flex tube is about the worst you can use, but I am trying to go low with the cost...
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    djlandkpl So your thinking that it is likely...

    djlandkpl
    So your thinking that it is likely something with the dryer itself and not with the venting??

    I have a newer likely much more efficent dryer available for me to use if I need to. I just...
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    lentz, The dryer vent pipe in the picture, is...

    lentz,
    The dryer vent pipe in the picture, is brand new. I know you guys here do not support DIY but I replaced the pipe when I found the old half crushed vent pipe just laying in the attic space. ...
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    Dryer venting, your thoughts

    Heres my story.
    For the past 2 + years we had a dryer that never actually worked correctly drying clothes. It always took a little over 1 1/2 cycles to dry. now the dryer is probably 7-9 years...
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    so my system sounds like its doing ok. I placed...

    so my system sounds like its doing ok. I placed a thermometer near my return air duct and then near my floor vents and got about 14-16 cooler air coming out of the vents, so it sounds like i'm not...
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    ouch I thought mine was hard to get to. My...

    ouch I thought mine was hard to get to.
    My filter has the venting pvc piper just slightly in the way just enough to cause trouble getting the filter in and out. I have to bend the filter slightly...
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    any thoughts? it just seems strange to me but...

    any thoughts? it just seems strange to me but maybe its just strange because its different now
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    bumping this and watching this looks intresting....

    bumping this and watching this looks intresting.

    My 2 cents and this is just on a owner level is that as long as you buy the cheap ones and keep an eye on them every 30 days then its probably ok,...
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    all supplies and returns are open all the way. ...

    all supplies and returns are open all the way. not a new install they just came out to install a condensate pump and configure the blower speed.

    the rest I don't know as it wasn't a new install.
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    model is gch90703bx

    model is gch90703bx
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    quick question about blower

    I had a tech at my house recently and he adjusted the blower speed on my unit due to low "delta T" .

    I now notice that the furnace kicks on and runs no problems. Then the thermostat reaches the...
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    ok well the room width isn't wide enough to allow...

    ok well the room width isn't wide enough to allow for not having to move things, even in its current configuration.

    So as long as I leave at least 30 inches from the furance to the back of the...
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    oh the room isn't closed off from by an interior...

    oh the room isn't closed off from by an interior door or anything, but there is an exterior door in that room that I use very freqently to let my dog outside. the entry way to get into the utility...
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    hmm darn it. thanks for your answer though. ...

    hmm darn it. thanks for your answer though.

    yeah i wouldn't do that stuff myself but i was just wondering if it was even possible before i tried to get it done.

    yeah the room isn't closed off...
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    question on gas dryer venting

    Hi everyone,
    Looking to rearrange my utility room where space is not utilitized well right now. I can move my washer and dryer to maxmimze space but it'd require different / new venting for the gas...
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    yeah the house stays fairly warm, at least for...

    yeah the house stays fairly warm, at least for the amount of time the furance actually runs.
    are you speaking of having the ductwork added inside the slab ductwork or new ductwork done within the...
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    yeah he came out friday. He examined the duct...

    yeah he came out friday.
    He examined the duct system in my slab home.
    He said that it appeared odd at least to him, he was feeling inside the vents in the slab and as far as he could feel it felt...
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    i did adjust the swing setting on my thermostat...

    i did adjust the swing setting on my thermostat to about a level 4. Not 4 degrees but a level 4.

    0 swing being it switches on with very little temp change and 10 being a large change is...
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    the service tech is coming today to see if he can...

    the service tech is coming today to see if he can improve the temp rise i've complained about.

    Furance is a goodman 93% counter flow unit, like a year old or so.
    I think he is going to try to...
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    no it does NOT take 60 to 70 minutes to get from...

    no it does NOT take 60 to 70 minutes to get from 69 to 73.

    furnace avg run time is about 20 minutes. then it is off, sits idle, does nothing for about 60 -65 minutes. then runs again for 20...
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